Are you afraid of growing old, the changes that will happen to your body, or that are already happening? I am not sure if I am afraid of growing old. I think I am a little unsure of what to expect and a little taken back that my body is already changing and I am in my 30s. I truly did not believe that this was the age where signs of aging began.
I am sure as a little person, even a teen I would have looked at those adults in their 30s and believed that they were old. But this is the age I have felt the best in my life. I feel awesome on the inside. Happy with who I am and happy to where I am walking. But on the outside is a different story as I start to see changes happening. No gray hairs yet, but there are extra lines, extra bits of skin, and for some reason I have hit puberty again with pimples appearing.
There are advantages of growing old. One of course would be the fact you become wiser. I know I have learnt a lot in the past 4 years. I have grown more now than I have ever grown in my whole life. And I guess it is exciting to know I will grow more. I will become wiser, and personally I am taking more time to soak up what is happening around me. A great advantage would have to be the games I am going to play as I get older. I know that might sound random, but I think about this every morning as I run past the people playing golf, most of which are elderly. I can see myself sporting some awesome checkered slacks. I have no doubt with the punishment my body is receiving with running I will be driving one of the golf buggies with my friends. Oh I am going to burn it up on the golf course!
Aging is a little frightening in a way, but there are so many things to look forward to. I am sure there would be some of you that would jump in my golf buggy for a round of golf. I bet I will loose more balls than any of you!
images: my friend Norm, who happily posed for a few photos.